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Sixers Release J.P. Tokoto

The rookie out of UNC has not made the final opening day roster.

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In a second unsurprising move, JP Tokoto has been cut from the Sixers 15 man roster.

According to Bob Cooney, Brett Brown acknowledged that Tokoto has been released along with Pierre Jacksonwhose release we had previously reported. Tokoto's release is predictable, as he barely played in pre-season, registering only 10 minutes a game in his five games. He was relatively unproductive in that time, as his offensive skills were just too raw to deal with NBA caliber defenders.

While Tokoto has decent potential down the line to become a two-way player, he did himself no favors by rejecting a longer-term contract and merely signing the obligatory one-year tender offered to draft picks. It had appeared, after the draft, as though Tokoto and his agent had agreed to potentially play overseas as he developed and remained under Sixers' control. But signing the tender seemingly refuted that agreement, and removed any favorable team leverage going forward.

While KJ McDaniels took a similar path last year, he was a borderline first round player betting on himself, and was worth the investment for future value. Tokoto would not seem to offer the same return value, and Hinkie determined he wasn't worth the time, given how far he is from being a rotation-level player.

Levin's dream is dead. JP Tokoto: Former Future Sixer.

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